Here’s hoping you have a wonderful, sun-filled day, and that the Easter Bunny leaves lots of treats for you and yours. And if you’ve got leftover hard-boiled eggs, lucky you—gobble ‘em up, then save the shells to use in your garden.
Eggshells are rich in nitrogen, which makes them a top-notch “green” ingredient for making compost. But don’t toss all of your empty shells onto the pile or into the bin. Here are five eggs-cellent ways to shell out the leftovers:
- Eggshells make great seed starting pots. Poke a hole in the bottom of the shell, fill it with soil, and plant your seeds. When transplanting, simply crack the shell slightly, and then bury the eggshell, plant and all.
- If you add a layer of crushed eggshells to the bottom of planting holes, you’ll be providing calcium to the plants and improving drainage at the same time.
- Punch a hole in the bottom of half of an eggshell, and use it as a handy, disposable funnel to fill your Hose-End Sprayers.
- Place eggshells in the microwave for three minutes, remove, crush into a fine powder, and place them in a cloth sachet. Then drop the sachet into your houseplant watering can to give your indoor plants a nice nitrogen-boost.
- Crush a bunch of empty eggshells and throw them into an empty pot for a drainage layer instead of heavier pebbles.
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